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Interactive video lesson plan for: Playing 'Harry Potter'. Learn: wizardry, role play, makeshift, cast a spell, investors

Activity overview:

Words in the News (15th April 2015): Playing 'Harry Potter'

For vocabulary and exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/witn/ep-150415

Transcript

If you thought this was like a scene from the Harry Potter movies then you'd be right.
This castle in Poland has been transformed into a temporary college of wizardry.
Students from all over the world have flown in to do role play in this makeshift Hogwarts.
Now organisers want to cast a spell on potential investors. It's so they can buy their own castle and make this a permanent attraction.

Vocabulary

wizardry
the practice of magic; great skill in a particular area

role play
pretending to be another person in order to learn something

makeshift
improvised, pretend

cast a spell
say words which are supposed to have magical powers

investors
people who give money to commercial ventures in expectation of making a profit

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